Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saddle Up!

fathersday

Good morning…gee, with all these posts this week, it’s hard to tell I’m writing reports! LOL  Truth be told, I did all I could last night and then had some time left over to play :)  I’m using this week’s Waltzingmouse Sketch to make my dad’s Father’s Day card.  I’ve been waiting patiently for just this occasion to use this John Wayne quote from Back in the Saddle.  My dad is a HUGE John Wayne fan as well as a real cowboy (who lives in town because my mom was a city girl ;) )  Here’s proof…this was taken back in the 90’s on one of our local Cattle Drives.  Dad used to love working the Drives. He was definitely in his element.  A local photographer took this picture and used it to make some gift cards for local stores.

dad

And he’s still at it.  At 80, he still has 2 horses and heads out each morning to feed them.  So I think he’ll appreciate the Western theme of this card :)  Thanks for stopping by…see you tonight for the new CASE Study :)

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what’s in it?

stamps: waltzingmouse, verve purely sentimental, pti

ink: versafine onyx, su sand, pti aquamist

paper: pti, echo park

accessories: pti dies, buttons, bakers twine, stitching

21 comments:

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

wonderful card! the striped paper and layers. wonderful sentiments.

Luanne

Marisa said...

He's gonna love it. The star with the cowboy image on it is great :) What a fabulous picture of him too!! We have a friend who just went to Calgary to do a cattle drive as a bucket list thing and was in seventh heaven.

Katie Skiff said...

Awesome!! Your dad will adore it!!

Kara Lynne said...

At first I thought that picture of your dad was a pic from a newer Western movie! Just LOVE that card! A real "man" card, my father would've loved it! Great quote and excellent details too.

TannyP said...

What a fabulous picture of your Dad and a perfect cowboy card! Gorgeous papers and details with that fabulous stitching, buttons and awesme paper choices. I really do think that keeps 'em young!

Julia Aston said...

A perfect card for your cowboy dad (what a great photo of him!) love the papers, colors and stamping on the star Maureen!

Deborah Frings said...

What a perfect Father's Day card! Love the colours and papers. And those stars are just great. I think the photo of your Dad is super!

-Aneta- said...

Lovley card ... nice cowboy style for DAD !!! I love the stars but buttons aspecially !! :)

Kelly S. said...

I can never get enough of your Western inspiration, Maureen! I just LOVE what you make with this set, and I was totally channeling YOU this week for my sample card. I kept thinking...what papers and embellishments would Maureen use??! I think I got it right...I picked star die cuts and buttons, yee haw! Love the papers and colors on yours...and the handsome cowboy stamped on the star!

Claire Brennan said...

Absolute gem of a card Maureen, mind if I pin??? :)

Lynn said...

Oh Moe...that picture of your dad is so, so amazing. I'm sure you treasure it. It certainly captures the peace he must feel with the horses. Your card is simply perfect for him.

PS Seeing anything you "need" with the sneak peeks? :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What an awesome picture of your dad Moe!! A real treasure for sure!! And your card is a true treasure also!! Love the papers and all your fabulous details. I'm sure he'll love it!!

Cathy Weber said...

Just a beautiful card, love that great picture of your dad too Maureen. Love that neat way you stitched with both zig zag and straight stitch.

Aimes said...

Well howdy, Diva! :)
I love that your dad is like a *real* cowboy! You don't get those around here...!
I'm pretty sure he'll love this card - that quote is fabulous!
Hugs!
Duchess
x

Karen M said...

Maureen, this is such a wonderful card! Your dad is sure to treasure it for always. My hubby too is a huge John Wayne fan, especially when he starred in The Quiet Man...so I'll probably have to buy this set now just for that one stamp!! Kx

Jeanne J said...

Maureen, I loved reading about your dad! He sounds like he's got true grit :) !!! Your card is beautiful - he will love it. My fave part is the cowboy on the star ... looks like he is riding off into the sunset! What a gem!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my gosh, I totally *love* this!! The sweetest masculine colours and patterns, and I'm so taken by how you stamped the rider in the star. Brilliant!! Thanks so much for joining us this week!! xxx

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Oh I just adore this, Moe! Super colors and I love the cowboy stamped on that star! Excellent!!

Jean Martin said...

Oh my goodness Moe! This is soo cool! I love the cowboy theme you have here! Thanks for playing with us this week at WMSC! :)

Kim Duran said...

What a perfect little father's day card! I couldn't pick a better sentiment if I tried. Perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Waltzingmouse!

Kary said...

Maureen, this is such a Fantastic card for your dad!! I LOVE it!! Great mix of colours and stamps. I think your dad is going to LOVE this!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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